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    #1

    He was too mean...

    Please check.

    I've been thinking so far that he was too much mean and bossy and once when he showed too much sympathy it was shocking for me.

    Is present perfect continuous correct in that case?

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    #2

    Re: He was too mean...

    No, "I've been thinking" means you thought that way for a while and you still think it.

    If he did something in the past ("once, when he showed..." is clearly in the past), you probably don't think that way any longer.

    What is "too much sympathy"? Did you mean "so much" instead of "too much" (an excess)?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: He was too mean...

    But "so much" and "too much" express the same meaning. Why do you think that "too much" isn't proper?

    Insead of "I've been thinking" should I use "I thought"?

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    #4

    Re: He was too mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    But "so much" and "too much" express the same meaning.
    No, they do not.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Why do you think that "too much" isn't proper?
    Because "too much" means "an excessive amount, more than appropriate or needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Intsead of "I've been thinking" should I use "I thought"?
    Yes
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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